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1 (Berger, Thomas). Landon, Brooks THOMAS BERGER
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1989). 0805775404 / 9780805775402 First edition, first printing. Twayne's United States Authors Series # 550. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 143 pages, including notes, bibliography, index. 
An accessible introduction to the author of LITTLE BIG MAN, CRAZY IN BERLIN and ARTHUR REX. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Arden, John and D'Arcy, Margaretta THE ISLAND OF THE MIGHTY: A Play on a Traditional British Theme in Three Parts
London: Eyre Methuen, (1974). 0413303500 / 9780413303509 First edition. Hardcover. A fine, bright, virtually as-new copy, in a mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. 
A theatrically stylized Arthurian epic--"three very complex and poetic plays," the central figures of which are Arthur and Merlin, and the central theme the relationship of the poet to society; with prefaces and illustrations by each of the collaborators. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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3 Attanasio, A.A. KINGDOM OF THE GRAIL
(New York, N.Y.): HarperCollinsPublishers, (1992). 0060179651 / 9780060179656 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Pages very faintly age-toned, else a fine copy in gilt-stamped burgundy cloth over pale burgundy boards; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket with jacket illustration by Karen Barnes. 
Historical saga with mystical and Arthurian elements, set in twelfth-century Wales. From the author called by the L.A.Times, "A high talent: a truly amazing, original, towering talent.... Attanasio swizzles words like galaxies in a highball glass." 
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4 Bradley, Marion Zimmer LADY OF AVALON
(New York): Viking, (1997). 0670857831 / 9780670857838 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in black paper-over-boards; in a fine illustrated dust jacket with wraparound painting by John Jude Palencar. 
Three holy women--Calliean, Dierna, and Ana--hold center stage in this novel spanning the creation of Avalon and foreshadowing the birth of the legendary King Arthur. The novel bridges Bradley's earlier THE MISTS OF AVALON and THE FOREST HOUSE. 
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5 Bradley, Marion Zimmer THE MISTS OF AVALON
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. 0394524063 / 9780394524061 First edition, fifth printing. Hardcover. Near fine in black linen over smoke boards with bronze titles to the front cover and spine; in a very good plus dust jacket with very short tears and mild damp staining to the upper shelf-edges. First edition jacket art by Braldt Bralds. 
Classic story of King Arthur that sheds new light on old characters. "A most original interpretation of the Matter of Britain by way of Celtic religion and the Great Mother...a remarkable feat of imagination."--Mary Renault. 
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6 Bradley, Marion Zimmer THE MISTS OF AVALON
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982. 0394524063 / 9780394524061 First edition, first printing. Black linen over smoke boards with bronze titles to the front cover and spine. Hardcover. Blue bleed stain to the edges of the endsheets, thin dampstain to the lower margin of the first few hundred pages, spine concave, else very good; in a near fine, mildly damp-stained dust jacket. Jacket art by Braldt Bralds. 
Classic story of King Arthur that sheds new light on old characters. "A most original interpretation of the Matter of Britain by way of Celtic religion and the Great Mother...a remarkable feat of imagination."--Mary Renault. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 Bradshaw, Gillian KINGDOM OF SUMMER
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1981). 0671254723 / 9780671254728 Book club edition. Hardcover. Near fine in an illustrated dust jacket with mild fading to the spine. Jacket design by Fred Marcellino. 
Gwalchmai, King Arthur's loyal ambassador, must choose between his patriotic duty and the passionate love he feels for Elidan. The second novel in her Arthurian trilogy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 Deeping, Warwick THE MAN ON THE WHITE HORSE
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Limited, (1934). First Canadian edition. Hardcover. A hint of fading to top-edge color, else a bright, fine copy in green cloth lettered and ruled in russet; in an illustrated dust jacket that shows some age-darkening and mild edgewear, and one tiny patch of stain to rear panel. 
Historical romance of Guinevra and Geirant set in the waning days of Roman-ruled Britain, this novel has been cited by legendary sf/fantasy writer Andre Norton as one of the medieval romances that sparked her interest in Arthurian legend. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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9 Jones, Courtway IN THE SHADOW OF THE OAK KING
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney/Tokyo/Auckland: Pocket Books, (1991). 0671734032 / 9780671734039 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Tiny dot of faint stain to fore-edge, previous owner's blind stamp to front free endsheet, else very nearly fine in two-toned yellow and black boards; in an illustrated dust jacket with just a trace of age-toning. Jacket painting by Teresa Fasolino. 
The First Book in the Story of Dragon's Heirs. Novel of Arthur's birth and youth, based upon tales contained in Sir Thomas Malory's LE MORTE D'ARTHUR. First volume of a trilogy. 
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10 Jones, Courtway IN THE SHADOW OF THE OAK KING: First Book in the Story of Dragon's Heirs
New York: Pocket Books, (1991). 0671734032 / 9780671734039 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket. Jacket painting by Teresa Fasolino of the book's heroes and a legendary sword. 
A re-telling of the Arthurian Legend as seen by Pelleas, bastard son of Uther the Pendragon, High King of the Britons; from cultural anthropologist and ethnohistorian Jones. 
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KNIGHTHOOD IN THE MORTE D'ARTHUR, Kennedy, Beverly
11 Kennedy, Beverly KNIGHTHOOD IN THE MORTE D'ARTHUR
(Cambridge): D.S. Brewer, (1985). 0859911780 / 9780859911788 First edition. Hardcover in dust jacket. Fine; in a near fine, dust jacket with mild fading to the spine and fore-edges. 
Octavo. 394 pages; notes, bibliography and index. Professor Kennedy puts Malory's concern with knighthood at the very heart of the Morte D' Arthur. She identifies three types of knight: the Heroic (Gawain), the Worshipful (Tristram and Arthur), and the True (Lancelot, Gareth and the Grail Knights), and argues that this knightly typology creates the thematic unity of the Morte D'Arthur. It also allows Malory to develop two quite different contexts, one pragmatic and political, the other religious and providential, within which the reader may judge why Arthur's reign ended in catastrophe. Arthurian Studies XI. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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12 Latham, Aaron THE COWBOY WITH THE TIFFANY GUN
New York: Simon & Schuster, (2003). 0743228537 / 9780743228534 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
"Continuing his allegory that transplants King Arthur and his knights to the cowboy culture of the Old West, [Latham] tells a gripping and often funny tale of a quest for the modern version of the Holy Grail in Texas of the 1890s."--James M. McPherson. 
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13 Newman, Sharan GUINEVERE
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1981). 0312353189 / 9780312353186 First edition. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in green foil-stamped, sand-colored cloth over olive boards; in a very mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket with artwork by Griesbach/Martucci. 
Fresh perspective on the Arthurian legend focuses on the woman of unearthly beauty who was to be the wife of the legendary king. "Superbly handled... a powerful tale which has never been told before."--Anne McCaffrey. The first in a trilogy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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14 Price, Anthony OUR MAN IN CAMELOT
(London): Coronet Books/Hodder and Stoughton, (1977). 0340219874 / 9780340219874 First paperback edition. Some very light rubbing, else a fine, unread copy in wraps with artwork featuring a portrait of what is presumably main character Dr. David Audley, but is clearly based upon Richard Burton. 
The site of the 6th century Battle of Badon holds the key to a KGB plot, and CIA and M16 agents race the Russians to find the 1500-year-old battlefield. "Scholarship and murder have been woven into the most original spy-fi fantasy of the year."--Guardian. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 Saberhagen, Fred MERLIN'S BONES
New York: Tor / A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (1995). 031285563X / 9780312855635 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket art by Tim Jacobs. 
"Saberhagen has wonderfully connected Camelot, what came after, and what came before, with our own near future through the spiralling coils of time. Nothing is what you were told, nothing is what you remember, nothing is what it seems."--Robert Jordan. 
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16 Seton, Anya AVALON
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, (1965). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild dust soiling to top edge, dot of faint stain to fore-edge, thus near fine in blue cloth, with silver lettering, blind-stamped devices; in a mildly age-toned, very lightly worn illustrated dust jacket with some tiny nicking to interior spine panel. 
Historical romance of Charlemagne-descendant Runon and the intertwining of his fate with Merewyn, a lonely girl brought up in savage Cornwall, sustained by great pride in her descent from the legendary King Arthur. 10th century. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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17 Smith, L.J. HEART OF VALOR
New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, (1990). 002785618 First edition. Hardcover. Some glue residue to the covers (production flaw), else this is a fine copy in gilt-lettered maroon cloth over jade boards; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
Young adult Arthurian fantasy, sequel to Smith's THE NIGHT OF THE SOLSTICE. From the author of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, DARK VISIONS, SECRET CIRCLE and NIGHT WORLD series. A lovely copy. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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18 Vasta, Edward, editor MIDDLE ENGLISH SURVEY: Critical Essays
Notre Dame/ London: University of Notre Dame Press, (1968). Second printing. Hardcover. Fine in a mildly rubbed price-clipped dust jacket. 
A collection of fifteen essays dealing with the important works of the Middle English period, which reflect the theological, moral, and social facets of their respective eras. Included are essays on SIR GAWAIN, PIERS PLOWMAN, and MORTE D'ARTHUR. 
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19 Walton, Jo THE KING'S PEACE
New York: A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (2000). 0312872291 / 9780312872298 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild crimp to spine crown, else fine in an illustrated dust jacket with wraparound color artwork by Julie Bell. 
"Head and shoulders and sword-arm above most fantasy.... It reads like a lost memoir from the Dark Age of a subtly different history, tough and unsentimental and all the more touching for that."--Ken MacLeod. 
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20 Walton, Jo THE KING'S PEACE
New York: A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (2000). 0312872291 / 9780312872298 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket with stirring wraparound color artwork by Julie Bell that features an armored female warrior staring at the reader from beneath a flowering tree. 
This tale of a woman who rises to become the strong right arm of a great king, "...calls to mind the best of Thomas Malory and Rudyard Kipling...the novel THE MISTS OF AVALON should have been."--Debra Doyle. 
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